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New Twists for Umpire Interference

Crazy Play That Happened in Dominican Republic Winter Ball The following play occurred in late November in a Dominican Republic winter league game between Gigantes and Toros. Gigantes had a runner on first when the batter hit a scorching line drive over the center fielder’s head. While the four umpires were rotating, the plate umpire […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

9.04 Umpire Positions

(a) The plate umpire shall stand behind the catcher. This umpire usually is designated as the Umpire-in-Chief. The plate umpire’s duties shall be to: (1) call and count balls and strikes; (2) call and declare fair balls and fouls except those commonly called by field umpires; (3) make all decision on the batter except those […]